Definition of self-select in English:


Syllabification: self-se·lect


  • 1Choose for oneself: [with object]: participants were asked to self-select their titles, which were divided into executive and non-executive
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    • These may be self-selected roles or ones that are thrust upon us by outside relationships or circumstances.
    • On joint returns, each spouse must have a self-selected PIN.
    • Compose course descriptions as benefit statements, allowing learners to accurately self-select courses.
  • 2 [no object] Determine one’s own status with regard to membership in a group: the crowd self-selects because this isn’t a club for the passing trade
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    • Maybe group members self-selected into these different groups because they differed initially in some important way.
    • The job self-selects for sociopaths who like the idea that day-in, day-out, they can take out their aggression on anyone who isn't wearing a uniform or a badge.
    • Further examination, however, revealed that the class was composed of mature, intelligent students who had self-selected into a rigorous course in international agricultural trade and the global economy.


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  • Allowing users to select: the chain decided to move condoms from the pharmacy counter to self-select stands
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    • When it comes to investing on the stock market, you can buy shares directly, through a self-select ISA via a stock broker or financial adviser.
    • Presented either in a self-select list or a slide show style presentation, each CD shown has a list of its enclosed contents while selected moments play on the soundtrack.
    • Using a self-select ISA you can put the cash in and delay choosing which shares or unit trusts to buy until you are more confident.

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